This is my first-ever Blog and I shall be blogging on a regular basis about all things related to hair, beauty, fashion, or whatever tickles my fancy.

I am not intending to be politically correct all the time, so I may ruffle a few feathers. Be warned. But I hope to keep you entertained. And informed. I was born in London, lived in Montreal for years, and for the last few decades in New York City. All have influenced me. As well as art, movies, everything, I have toiled away as a journalist and pr (well no pr, thank goodness, since the end of 1997) and have been US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine of Barcelona for years. I specialize in hair and fashion trends, and photograph backstage at Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Weeks. Most fun I’ve had. I’m hard to please! Too honest, perhaps. So have lots of friends, also lots of enemies and expect to make a few more of both.

Now I’m working on my legacy, for posterity, on Helen Oppenheim’s Hair Fashion Archive – world-famous photos I art directed over decades, photos I have taken myself backstage at NY Fashion Weeks and more, much more.   This is a Work in Progress I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…


This is a Work in Progress I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…


Helen Oppenheim - Hair & Photo Guru

 Love it. Absolutely love it.  Thank you, Mitchell Field, for this great gift of a bus with wonderful words!  



  1. May 13, 2015

    Hi Helen…..
    I`ve been in the Hair industry 45 years and a 16 year alumni of Vidal Sassoon….Keep me in the loop…

  2. Mar 20, 2014

    My Dear Friend Helen: It was great seeing you at the IBS . So many years have passed since our days with Vidal Sassoon. You were always ahead of the pack, Your visions were always right on and I have you to thank for much inspiration and guidance.
    I thank you for being one of my inspirations to challange and push myself to always think out of the box..
    lets stay in-touch
    only fond memories
    Allie Red

    • Mar 20, 2014

      Dear Allie Red. It was great seeing you too. just like seeing you all those decades ago. Nothing changed. You were always a pleasure. Yes, let’s stay in touch now. Did you check out the Sassoon albums with your name credited?

  3. Jul 24, 2013

    I have a lot of information about John on the website, Graham. Check his bio here: and his photos on this website will be
    great inspiration for your hairdressers, check HairThen, John Sahag on the website menu. ~H

  4. Jul 24, 2013

    I have just found out about you through Albie and Dwight I am a Hair designer i will have been working with hair 50 yrs next yr 2013 I am currently Education Director at SEVEN Acadsemy in Seattle WA I would like to get more info on John Sahag if that would be possible THX

  5. Oct 8, 2012

    Mitchel was the bus a number 30 or 15 just curious!!

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